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Birthdays - July 24

Today marks the birthday of two giants of genre literature. Lord Dunsany of Ireland was born in 1878, and specialized in fantasy and supernatural fiction. His tales continue to influence many authors to this day. In salute we highlight this scarce 3 volume set rarely offered for sale all together. Published 2004-2005 by Nightshade Press, it collects all 154 of Dunsany's "Jorkens" tales, which were highly popular when they originally appeared 1925-1957. ($550). Born 1916 John D. MacDonald is considered one of the greatest detective fiction writers of all time (Dean Koontz cites him as his single favorite author). One of his novels was filmed as "Cape Fear" (twice), but his best known creation is investigator Travis McGee. Shown hear is the 1st edition of the final McGee novel published in 1985. ($35).